Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Feb
    23
    The Underground Railroad Quilt Code - Fact or Fiction?
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Cope House at Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA

    The Underground Railroad Quilt Code - Fact or Fiction?

    February 23, 2019
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    Cope House at Awbury Arboretum, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138, USA
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    Sharon Tindall, an advocate and educator of African history expressed through quilt code, shares her passion to preserve African heritage. Ms. Tindall shared “before conducting research on the existence of the Underground Railroad quilt codes, I had to examine the authenticity of textile and quilt codes and how they delivered slaves into the Promised Land.” To authenticate African quilt code, she has written and been awarded grant funding to extend her research on quilt code messages in fabric and cotton’s history. LEARN MORE: http://awbury.org/events/quilt-code/
  • Mar
    7
    Women Thinking Forward: Highlighting Women in Sustainability
    4:45 pm to 7:45 pm
    Bluemle Life Science Building, 233 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA

    Women Thinking Forward: Highlighting Women in Sustainability

    March 7, 2019
    4:45 pm to 7:45 pm, 3 hours
    Bluemle Life Science Building, 233 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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    The Sustainability Forum is an annual event hosted by Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and the Jefferson Graduate Sustainability Network (GSN). This year will bring together a diverse group of women with backgrounds in Fashion, Design, Health, and Business to discuss how everyone can do their part in changing the world. LEARN MORE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-thinking-forward-highlighting-women-in-sustainability-tickets-53215981433?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=5d13135b53&mc_eid=9610c72131

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